National parties are not allowing you to vote on EU affairs. So do not give them your vote in 2009.
Because they fear the voters choices, the EU leadership and the main national political parties - right, left and centre - have decided to prevent the European citizens from taking part in the decision over the new EU treaty. For Newropeans, which fights for the democratisation of the European Union, this is another crystal-clear case of denial of democracy in the EU.
Europe has undergone dramatic changes in recent years which require more than ever that the citizens have their voice in EU affairs. Instead of acknowledging this, the leaders in Europe run a great risk. They say: involving the citizens in decisions on their common future is a danger for Europe. They suggest: going forward with Europe today means it has to be De facto anti-democratic – behind closed doors, without debate, without referenda.
This attitude widens the gap between the EU and its citizens. It fuels populist tendencies and destroys trust in democratic decision making in Europe and in the member states. In order to establish sane democracy in Europe, Newropeans fights for a European vision and a concrete political project – to give the citizens a say in their European future and to enable Europeans to have a common voice in world politics.
EU National parties and the EU leaders will not change their position in the coming months. This is why Newropeans calls European Union citizens to focus their attention and energy on their only chance to send a clear message to EU leaders, refusing to be treated as European subjects rather than as EU citizens: this only chance is the next election for the European Parliament in June 2009. At that time, citizens can and will express themselves with an impact on EU decision making.
European citizens should sanction every single party and politician who has not rejected the Parliamentary ratification of the EU treaty, by refusing to vote for them in 2009.
Stop voting for people and parties which do not want to listen to your voice on European Union affairs.
They don’t want to give you a voice. So, do not give them your vote in 2009!